Friday, April 27, 2012

Things to Know - 28 April


1.  A 92-year old WW II vet, from Brooklyn, copied and shipped over 300,000 individual DVDs (illegal copies) to the troops in the Middle East over a several year period.  Do you think that FBI warning you see at the beginning of every movie you see at home is going to be pursued?.....probably not:

2.  Consider this 2 minute and 22 second video a preview of something to be seen in the near future - "Heist: Who Stole the American Dream":

3.  George Will reports on the transition of Lyndon Johnson from Vice President to President, and the obstacles that were in his path.  I guess he had to give up trying to write anything about Romney:

4.  We should all know the Lehman Brothers collapsed in the Wall Street debacle.  What we are just now finding out - is that $700 million in bonus money was disbursed to about 125 of their employees the year before.  This article touches the tip of the ice berg that is the scale of compensation in the canyon of Big Money Wall Street.   It this free enterprise capitalism, or is it an industry that requires regulation?   Think it over well:

5.  This LA Times editorial by Doyle McManus puts to bed any idea that Marco Rubio has any chance of the Veep slot on the GeeOpee slate.  I think he is right.  Rubio would not work for any of the reasons that Romney might think it would.  He is dead meat:

6.  There has been a bit of news here lately on an outsider's view of the recent legislative events in Tennessee; none of it good.   Here is an insider's view of what is going on in his state:

7.  The House lags behind in concept, vision, and understanding on many things, while the Senate is ready to progress to the future.  When it comes to the Transportation issues, the difference is very clear:

8.  This NY TImes editorial figures in another factor in considering the abolishment of the death penalty:


"The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know." 
       -- Will Rogers
"One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar." 
       -- Oscar Wilde
"If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee -- that will do them in." 
       -- Bradley's Bromide
"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible." 
       -- Albert Einstein

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